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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015
Mar 23 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 99.0 to 118.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 23 March 2015 04:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.4°S / 69.11°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Guallatiri (26 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5*10^14 J (69.8 GWh / 60036 tons of TNT / 3.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 132 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 120.9 km48km ESE of Putre, ChileUSGS
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.3 / 121 km39 km al SE de PutreGUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 120 kmESE of Putre ChileGeoAu
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.2 / 125 km PeruIGP

"I felt it" reports:
tacna peru / not felt
Arequipa, Peru / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
tacna / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tacna / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Arica, chile / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Wena
arica / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Arequipa (Peru) (329 km NW from epicenter)(no details): En Arequipa, Perú se sintió fuerte. El temblor movió las ventanas y alarmó a la población que ya se encontraba durmiendo. (via EMSC)
La Paz (Bolivia) (243 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Strong enough to wake us up in La Paz but quite fast (via EMSC)
Arequipa (Peru) (330 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was shaking a bit and the windows were rattling and it lasted for just one minute (via EMSC)
Tacna (Peru) (117 km W from epicenter)(no details): No se cortó la luz, hubo bastante sonido tambien. (via EMSC)
Arica (Chile) (116 km W from epicenter)(no details): como el pico el mapa! fue en putre y en chile le falta un ajuste a esta weaaa! bueno estoy en Arica mucho ruido y bastante movimiento pero todo bien. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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